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Director of Compliance The Lloyd Andersen Group of Companies Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The College of Automotive Management Before joining LAGC, Jim spent 15 years in dealership management as a sales manager, F&I director, GM, training director and compliance officer. He was the founder and president of Dealer Compliance Consultants Inc., a national automotive compliance resources and training firm. Jim has used his knowledge and industry experience to develop unique, no-nonsense compliance and reputation management solutions for automobile dealerships of all sizes. Jim is a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to several automotive industry publications. Visit the company’s website at CollegeofAutomotive.com.

When Little Complaints Become Big Problems

The vast majority of dissatisfied customers who threaten to call an attorney never do. For the few who follow through, the results can be...
dealership harassment

Dealership Harassment Claims – A Ticking Time Bomb That You Don’t Want to Explode

The recent wave of sexual harassment claims should be of concern in any type of business, dealerships included, as this trend represents a particular...
advertising

Advertising Violations: Easy To Find And Hard To Defend Against

There’s no doubt that the right advertising program can make you plenty of money. But as they say, it’s not how much money you...
transparency

Transparency as a competitive advantage: Is it time to change?

Dealers are constantly looking for ways to get an edge in the digital age, yet many continue to follow the same sales and advertising...

The FTC Strikes Again

And This Time it’s a Game Changer By: Jim Ragonda Back in January of 2014, I wrote in my article The FTC Strikes Again – You...

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts of dedicated dealership fixed-ops professionals, auto repair-related...

Is Your Dealership Guilty of the Ostrich Syndrome?

The Benefits of a Compliance Audit By Jim Radogna There’s something about selling that can drive even the sane to insane lengths to do a deal. Take the...
Compliant Service Department

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

11 points to effectively establish clear procedures By Jim Radogna Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts...
Dealership Compliance

Make Dealership Compliance Your Friend

Dealership Defensive Game Plan By: Jim Radogna In many dealerships, the thought of putting together a compliance program is similar to contemplating a diet and exercise...
compliance

Compliance Means Doing the Right Thing

It’s not Just What Not to Do — but WHAT to Do By: Jim Radogna News broke recently about five dealership employees that were arrested and...
employee improvement

Creating Excellent Employees with Employee Improvement Plans

We all know the foundation for a great Service, Parts or Body Shop department or any venture really, is great employees. But if you...
eye contact

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Close the Deal

Way too many salespeople spend too long selling and too little time closing. These two things—selling and closing—are completely different arts and you need...
deliveryvideo

How Dealers Can Meet The Delivery Demands Of Their Digital Retailing Strategy

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Mike Malakhov, Executive Vice President at Acertus, a one-stop-shop for automotive logistics and services including transport and...
EchoParkvideo

Sonic Automotive President Jeff Dyke Discusses Trends in the Auto Industry and EchoPark Expansion...

On today’s show, we welcome back Jeff Dyke, President of Sonic Automotive, the fifth-largest U.S. dealership group. Jim and Jeff discuss how Sonic Automotive...
novembervideo

What November Sales Numbers Indicate for the Close of 2019

Here to give us an overview of this November's numbers and what we can expect from Q4 and beyond is Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist...

CRM Managers, BDRs, and How to Be Successful

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart talks about hiding behind texts and emails to avoid making a phone call and...

Altering the Language Being Used in Your Dealership

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about the use of outdated language in the dealership and how customers may...

How Video Pre-Roll Can Complement Your Online Marketing Strategy

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about video pre-roll and some ideas that can tweak your existing video pre-roll...

The Importance of an F&I Specialist

Nowadays, some sales managers are submitting deals to the bank directly, assuming that all they're doing is streamlining the process. On this week's episode...